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the dmesg | tail says: SCSI device sda: 4077568 512-byte hdwr sectors (2088 MB) sda: Write Protect is off sda: Mode Sense: 03 00 00 00 sda: assuming drive cache: ...
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    USB memory stick could not be mounted


    the dmesg | tail says:

    SCSI device sda: 4077568 512-byte hdwr sectors (2088 MB)
    sda: Write Protect is off
    sda: Mode Sense: 03 00 00 00
    sda: assuming drive cache: write through
    sda: sda1
    sd 0:0:0:0: Attached scsi removable disk sda
    usb-storage: device scan complete
    lp0: using parport0 (interrupt-driven).
    lp0: console ready
    FAT: Unrecognized mount option "uid=knoppix" or missing value
    pdc@box:~$

    can anyone advise me on how to be able to read the memory sticks please

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    Hi pdc,

    try to mount USB stick manually.
    Code:
    su
    mkdir usb_stick
    mount /dev/sda1 usd_stick
    ls usb_stick
    in case mount command throws filesystem error, use -t <file_system> option.
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    thanks: I will try this:

    looking at fstab, it seems already mounted;

    /dev/sda1 /media/sda1 vfat noauto,users,exec,umask=000,shortname=winnt,uid=kn oppix,gid=knoppix 0 0

    could it be the uid=knoppix, gid=knoppix that is causing the problem?

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    cannot open;

    I am perhaps using the wrong verb: I cannot open sda1

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    Quote Originally Posted by pdc
    thanks: I will try this:

    looking at fstab, it seems already mounted;

    /dev/sda1 /media/sda1 vfat noauto,users,exec,umask=000,shortname=winnt,uid=kn oppix,gid=knoppix 0 0

    could it be the uid=knoppix, gid=knoppix that is causing the problem?
    You could edit fstab like this, to see if it works.
    /dev/sda1 /media/sda1 vfat noauto,users,exec,umask=0 0 0

    And you don't want to open /dev/sda1 use the mount point /media/sda1
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    thank you very much

    I had two problems: could not open memory stick;

    a temporary fix of
    su mkdir /media/usbdisk
    mount /dev/sda1 -t auto /media/usbdisk provided an effective but temporary fix

    and when the solution loomed of editing fstab, I could not do this; seeking help,

    I was told to open a console and type kdesu kwrite /etc/fstab and whilst the text editor was german-text, I edited it:

    /dev/sda1 /media/sda1 auto noauto,users,exec,umask=000,uid=username,gid=users 0 0

    I can now open the memory stick easily with Konqueror; thank you all very much;

    I hope Google can find this to help any others; I was struck how many texts on editing fstab were written by experts; but little to guide beginners on how to do it!

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